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Austin Fire Department

“Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name” is the cornerstone of the Austin Fire Department (AFD). A leader in the fire service, AFD is on the cutting-edge of technology and training.

A leader in the fire service, the Austin Fire Department protects lives and property through extensive fire prevention and safety education efforts, in addition to a quick and effective response to emergencies. We continually strive to be the best fire department in the country!

Fire Cadet Employment

2019 Fire Cadet Hiring Process

The 2019 Fire Cadet job posting closed on March 27, 2019.  Qualified Applicants will be notified of their assignment test date by way of an e-mail from by April 15th, 2019.


To explore becoming a Cadet of the Austin Fire Department, please visit for further information.



Red Angels Program logo

Created in remembrance of fallen Fire Cadet Devon Coney, the Red Angels Program is comprised of AFD firefighters and licensed nurses from area medical facilities who go door-to-door offering free in-home safety and wellness visits.


About the department in 2018

Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-0130

Fax: 512-974-0141

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96 percent of wildfires are caused by humans. 12 percent are Arson, but the #1 cause is burning trash/debris!